It’s a big city, with plenty to do, see, hear and watch. Here’s a sampling of cultural highlights this weekend and over the week ahead.
1-New York Philharmonic at Central Park
Alan Gilbert may have concluded his tenure at Lincoln Center, but his grand finales to the city come in its parks, with the Philharmonic’s annual journey around the boroughs. The Central Park performance remains the highlight: At 8 p.m. on Wednesday, the orchestra will play Gershwin’s “An American in Paris,” the “Symphonic Dances” from Bernstein’s “West Side Story” and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9.
2-‘Marsden Hartley’s Maine’ at the Met Breuer
Marsden Hartley (1877-1943) made his home state, Maine, a major subject of his work. He focused on it again at the end of his life, always with conflicted feelings, evident in this fine, narratively paced, mood-swinging show, which closes June 18. In paintings and drawings, this modernist Maine-iac found homoerotic fantasy, childhood memories and his own private version of Cézanne’s Mont Sainte-Victoire.
3-‘Pacific Overtures’ at Classic Stage Company
John Doyle’s revival of “Pacific Overtures,” Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s 1976 musical about American-Japanese relations, will conclude its diplomatic mission on June 18. Though Jesse Green described the production as “sometimes glorious, sometimes lackluster,” he praised it as “delicate and focused enough to make small gestures, such as the closing of a parasol, pay.”
Sundance, Brooklyn? North by Northeast? This annual festival provides a New York showcase for some of the circuit’s hipper recent indie offerings. This year’s edition opens on Wednesday with “Gemini,” a murder mystery from Aaron Katz, who directed “Cold Weather,” and includes “Landline” (June 17), a Woody Allen-ish comedy that reunites Gillian Robespierre and Jenny Slate, the director and star of “Obvious Child.”